Right 2 Education is an initiative to give refugees the opportunity to learn the Dutch language at different levels, and to facilitate access to the Dutch system of higher education for them. In the context of the current refugee crisis Right2Education believes there is an urgent need stop labeling people as “refugees”, but to treat them as equal persons with equal opportunities. This is a global challenge, though solutions can also develop small-scale and local; for example through joint efforts of students, university management, internal and external funds and other local initiatives.
Gastvrij Oost collaborates with Right2Education. At the start of April 2016 four students started Dutch language courses and have moved their level A1 to A2 level. 3 new students in April started from the small housing that Gastvrij Oost offers them at HOOST Mauritskade.